Requisitioned Auxiliary – Dalfonn



Official Number:                      N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Eriksberg Mekaniske Verkstads A/B

Launched:                              20 September 1928

Into Service:                           WW2

Out of service:                        1945

Fate:                                       1960  broken up


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of Norwegian flagged ships which served as Escort Oilers during WW2


Career Data:


 20 September 1928 launched by Enksberg Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg as Yard Nr: 225 named Dalfonn for Skibs A/S Dalton (Sigvald Bergesen, Managers) Stavanger

December 1928 completed

3 October 1939 sailed New York independently to Curaçao arriving 10 October 1939

11 October 1939 sailed Curaçao independently to Buenos Aires arriving 6 November 1939

19 November 1939 sailed Buenos Aires independently to Baltimore arriving 17 December 1939

9 February 1940 sailed Gibraltar independently to Naples arriving 14 September 1940

19 February 1940 sailed Naples independently to Port Said arriving 24 February 1940

25 February 1940 sailed Port Said independently to Tripoli arriving 27 February 1940

28 February 1940 sailed Tripoli independently

9 March 1940 sailed Gibraltar in convoy HG22F to Le Harve arriving 18 March 1940

28 March 1940 sailed Le Harve independently to Trinidad arriving 14 April 1940

9 April 1940 was on passage from Le Harve to Trinidad when War broke out in Norway

21 April 1940 sailed Trinidad independently to Curaçao arriving 23 April 1940

WW2 fitted as and served as an Escort Oiler, name unchanged

22 July 1940 sailed from Bermuda with a cargo of FFO in escorted convoy BHX60 to join convoy HX60 on 27 July 1940

10 March 1941 sailed from Aden with a cargo of diesol in escorted convoy BN19 for Suez arriving 17 March 1941

31 October 1945 arrived Barry for docking at the end of her War service and was then overhauled by Harland & Wolff at Southampton before being returned to her owners

1949 purchased by Mosvold Shipping, Farsund and was renamed Mostun

1950 purchased by Thomas Entz Tanker GmbH, Germany and renamed Elisabeth Entz

16 September 1960 arrived Hirao for demolition by Japanese breakers